Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anon | 2010/07/14

Q.

Newborn Sleeping Patterns

My 3 week old sleeps very well during the day, i wake her up every 3hrs to feed and battle to keep her awake. But during the night she goes through a patch when she is wide awake and refuses to settle back to sleep. How can i change this? Really worried that it is going to put her into a bad sleep routine.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common and usually corrects itself.Your baby seems to be a 3-hourly demand feeder.Make sure to keep on waking her up regularly during the day so that she is more inclined to want to sleep for longer periods at night.

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